Side lose despite posting 319 in a day for the batsmen

1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield

LOSE!

What a run fest!!!!

On Saturday 18th August, Kenilworth’s First team travelled to leaders Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture at their small ground with over 600 runs being scored in a remarkable match.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 38 for the first wicket, Edmunds out for 16, the visitors lost a second wicket with the score on 38. Sunny Ahmed joined Prophet, these two soon got their side on the move, both players finding the boundary on many occasions, the pair putting on a brilliant 140 run partnership together in 24 overs. Prophet was the third wicket to fall, not before he had made a fine 74 (15 x 4), Kenilworth 178 for 3 then 223 for 4 when Sunny Ahmed was out, but he completed an outstanding century, finally out for 105 (15 x 4 & 2 x 6). His dismissal only bought Muhammed Nayeem to the crease in the 42nd over, what followed in the next eight overs was total carnage, Nayeem went on to smash an extraordinary 80, his innings containing 10 x 6 and 2 x 4, including some absolutely massive hits. Kenilworth posted a very decent 319 for 7 from their fifty overs. For Ashfield, Hall and Baker took two wickets apiece.

The home side went out looking for a fast start in their run chase, Nayeem had Thomas caught behind by Dan Horner for 0, this early wicket though didn’t inspire the visitors bowling unit, as the home side’s opener Pemberton and number three Paull started to punish the visitors attack, these two putting on over hundred together in quick time, punishing some wayward bowling. Khalid joined Paull when Pemberton was out for 63 off the bowling of Joey Poole. Pemberton continued to hammer the visitors bowling, going on to compile a brilliant century, Henry Curran eventually taking his wicket, not before he made 158. But Khalid with 46 not out and Kinsella 21 not out saw their side home, finishing on 323 for 3 with four overs to spare. Nayeem 1 for 50, Poole 1 for 54 and Henry Curran 1 for 55 the wicket takers for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth take five points, but slip to fourth in the league.

 

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